Grandad, Arley Mine 1948
My grandad drove the first diesel locomotive down Nook 4, Arley Coal Mine, Lancashire in 1948. This is my first charcoal and I hope I have done him proud. He was 4 ft 10 in with a massive personality. Despite being exempt as a miner he served in the war. Like many others, he never discussed his experiences there. To me, he was my hero in so many ways.
About the Artist
I started painting in Jan 2016 after the death of my youngest sister. I found it great therapy and still do! I love experimenting with different techniques and media. This year, I have set myself a challenge of working on my portrait skills, but I do love to paint animals and landscapes…View full profile